A wheelchair user wishes to return to archery. To avoid the bow clashing with one of the wheelchair wheels, he removes one wheel and supports the chair on a jack. A change of wheelchair means the jack no longer fits his chair. A bracket was made to fix the jack in place to allow one wheel to be removed.
Our client, with tetraplegia, is able to manipulate his arms enough in order to push and pull and very lightly hook (or hold) objects in his otherwise immobile fingers. He has sufficient patience and skill to use a sewing machine to make rubber padded gloves to protect the hands of fellow wheelchair users.
The client is unable to reposition herself in bed and is at risk of choking on her own vomit if left unattended. A detector was made using a water detector mounted on a plate and linked to the nurse call pager system. The system activates when a resistance of just over 4 megaOhm is bridged […]
The client suffers with Parkinson’s Disease and is permanently flexed 90 degrees at the hip. As a result, eating is very difficult to do with dignity. The legs of standard over-chair tables would not pass under the client’s riser/recliner chair and the OT did not wish to raise it The table that was made has […]
The Referrer was currently working with a 9 year old girl who has paralysis of her lower limbs. She can get on and off the floor by using two benches which she pushes herself up onto using her arms. She then transfers onto a Physio’s Plinth. The benches currently used at the school are the […]
Client’s requirement This referral came from an adult neurological physiotherapist for a 67 year-old paraplegic. “Her main hobby is sewing but [following her accident] she is unable to use the foot pedal to control her sewing machine. Some people do use the foot pedal with their knee but she has no control of her legs […]
Praful is paralysed from the neck down and wanted to be able to read books and magazines. A book rest was constructed using 6mm plywood. The part for holding the book was raised high enough to place the book in front of the client’s eyes. Apart from the hinges, all the joints are glued and […]
The client is paralysed from the waist down and by being inert was not getting good blood circulation. The hospital unit suggested that a modified version of a motorised leg exerciser could be beneficial provided that it could give calf support. One of these units was borrowed and tested with a boot provided by the […]
A former Commando, paralysed in a climbing accident, wanted to climb Kilimanjaro in his wheelchair. He needed help climbing the scree slopes in his specialist arm powered hand bike. A set of 6 ladder sections of about 1.8m in length were made. Each of which could be plugged into one another to form either one […]
The client has a debilitating condition that requires her to be prone in bed all day. She uses an inflatable neck collar to reduce pressure on her neck and requires a very quiet device with very light controls to allow her to inflate or adjust the pressure in the collar. A 12 volt tyre pump […]
Daniel has poor control of his hands, poor neck and upper body strength and is unable to speak. He can only interact via head/eye movement and the limited use of hand operated switches. He needed a switch mounting bracket that could be fitted to his wheelchair headrest, on to which buddy-button head switches could be […]
Client is quadraplegic and requested help in providing head rests for two wheelchairs. Head rests were obtained locally from a car dealer and suitable attachments were made to fit each chair. Both are adjustable as necessary. The client can now sit in more comfort. (Ayrshire)
The client is an England international boccia player and required a head pointer to enable her to release the ball in certain situations. The inside of a safety helmet was used as a base. A coach bolt was secured through two aluminium strengthening plates, at the front of the helmet, to which an alumiunim tube was […]
The client (paralysed down his left side) has difficulty in sitting upright in his reclinable easy chair and needs a foot rest to push against to stop him sliding down. A sprung -loaded swinging foot rest was made to allow the client to push himself up in the chair. It needed to be retractable as […]
This client, following a stroke, was unable to use his exercise bicycle due to his left foot falling off the pedal. His wife also needed to use the bike as she has multiple sclerosis. Footplates were made and attached to the existing pedals. Top straps were made out of vinyl flooring and with heel supports […]
Profound multiple disability means this young client uses a wheelchair daily and needs to take her food with her for longer trips out. A removable steel bracket was made to clip onto the wheelchair to support the feed bottle. She can go out of the house for several hours now. (Manchester)